Official says China plans more aircraft carriers

A top navy commander says China plans to operate more aircraft carriers in the future that will be even larger…

Taiwan reports first case of H7N9 bird flu

Taiwan has confirmed its first case of a new deadly strain of bird flu…

Bill says homeless have right to be on the street

A bill allowing the homeless in California to sit, sleep and panhandle in public has passed an initial legislative committee…

Boston bomb carjack victim talks

Boston bomb carjack victim talks about night…

Local government says 21 dead in west China clash

A violent clash between authorities and assailants described as a terrorist gang left 21 people dead in China’s…

Parents grieve the loss of Chinese student bomb victim

Parents of Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi, the third victim to die in last week’s marathon bombings…

Proposed limits on car touchscreens

U.S. traffic safety regulators are expected to propose stronger measures to keep drivers from being distracted by in-car touchscreens…

SF probing alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada

San Francisco’s city attorney says he is launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically…

Giants pandas panic in Sichuan earthquake

In the 7.0-magnitude quake that jolted southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 20, giant pandas have become special “victims”…

Man uses infant son as shield in police standoff

Authorities in Oregon say a man used his infant son as a human shield during a standoff with deputies…

Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train…

China earthquake death toll rises to 188

The death toll of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that occurred on Saturday morning in southwest China’s Sichuan…

Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to survive

One week after the Boston Marathon bombings, doctors say everyone injured in the blasts…

2nd man arrested in Indian rape of five-year-old girl

Indian police have arrested a second man in connection with the alleged rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi…

Police: 5 dead in Northwest shooting

Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death…

Recent tragedies: IRS warns donors about charity scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person.

FAA approves resumption of Boeing 787 flights

Federal officials have accepted Boeing’s revamped battery system for its beleaguered 787 Dreamliners and intend to…

TImeline: Search for Boston bomb suspects

Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

FBI at New Jersey home of bomb suspects’ sister

The FBI is at the New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

Police: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect…

Boston bombing suspects: One dead, one on the run

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed a university police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car…

Food poisonings up from raw milk, poultry bacteria

Health officials are seeing more food poisonings caused by a bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry…

FBI news briefing on Boston marathon probe

The FBI and other law enforcement officials are planning a news briefing Thursday afternoon on the investigation…

Xinhua denies China leaders cab ride

A Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper’s report that Chinese President Xi Jinping took a mystery cab ride…

Search for survivors aftr Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Rescuers are searching the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, for survivors of an explosion…

Police: Texas explosion death count unclear

Police in Texas say it’s not clear how many people remain trapped in the rubble after a fertilizer plant explosion…

Google Glass distribution begins this week

Google is starting to distribute its new Internet-connected glasses, something seen as the next breakthrough…

The NY Times David Barstow wins Pulitzer award 

The Times’ David Barboza received the international reporting award for his look at a how a “Red Nobility,”…

Chinese grad student is third Boston death

She was a food fan, eager for culinary discoveries. In her last microblog update the morning before the…

Boston authorities recover key evidence

Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board…